Announced on his Twitter feed today, Archbishop Christopher Coyne’s Annual Appeal video for the Diocese of Burlington in Vermont offers a great example of how our bishops can use tools of social media for great results:
The list of current services and possible programs, including a Catholic “digital high school” is offered in a brief, impactful format. It is clear, concise and illustrated by “real life” examples of stewardship support used for good works.The video also appears on the diocese’s “Bishops Fund” website, which offers not only several “ways to give”, but also important examples of the impact that giving has in the diocese. Given that Bishop Coyne has 11,000+ followers on Twitter, it’s highly likely that this video and its message will inspire others outside Vermont to support their own bishops as well.
For additional examples of how Bishop Coyne is using short videos to share his life as a bishop, subscribe to his Vimeo feed. I personally love his “On the Road” videos, filmed selfie-style in his car, as a great way to show us what his life as a spiritual shepherd really looks like.
Keep the videos coming, Bishop Coyne!